May 14, 2014 5:23 pm

Special weather statement issued for GTA: Rain, thunderstorms expected

Thunderstorms and rain are in the forecast for Wednesday evening across the GTA.

Global News

TORONTO – Once again residents have been told to watch out for severe weather across southern Ontario Wednesday evening.

Environment Canada  issued a special weather statement calling for thunderstorms and heavy downpours.

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A band of thunderstorms – similar to Tuesday evening’s – is making its way across southern Ontario. As of 5 p.m. the system extended from Woodstock to Long Point and was moving northeast.

The thunderstorms may produce heavy lightning but could also contain heavy downpours and possibly small hail.

Remember to keep an eye on the sky and to be aware of the weather in your area.

As a reminder, a thunderstorm or tornado watch is issued when conditions are favourable for severe weather. A warning is when hazardous weather is imminent or occurring.

To get real-time weather for your area, download the Global News Skytracker weather app.

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